Napoli Club Profile


Long known as a passionate hub of supporters despite a relative lack of recent success, last season Napoli wrote its name in the history books with a runaway Serie A championship campaign.

LOCATION: Naples, Italy

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NICKNAMES: Gli Azzurri, or The Blues, due to their traditional home shirts, which in turn are said to be based on the blue waters of the local bay.


The club was formed in 1926, and didn’t accomplish a whole lot on the pitch for a long time. They won the Coppa Italia in 1962 and 1976, but everything changed in 1984 when they signed Diego Maradona from Barcelona. With Maradona, they won Serie A in 1987 and 1990, as well as another Coppa and the 1989 UEFA Cup, essentially today’s…


The Derby del Sole (Derby of the Sun) also known as the Derby del Sud (Derby of the South) features Napoli and their rivals, Roma. The two clubs are considered the most popular outside of Northern Italy. Otherwise, as a proud center of Southern Italy, they seem to hate all the northern clubs, especially…

Women's Team

S.S.D. Napoli Femminile, founded in 2003, compete in women’s Italian Serie A. Home games are at the Stadio comunale “Arena” Giuseppe Piccolo in the eastern part of the city. Check for more


We didn’t notice any particular anthems when I visited. I will say this, though: When the Champions League theme is played, they seriously belt out “The Champions!” at the


The Stadio Diego Maradona, formerly San Paolo, is the third largest stadium in Italy, but it is the largest used by only one team, with a seating capacity of 54,726. It was built in 1959, then remodeled for the 1980 European Championship, and underwent renovations ahead of the 1990 World Cup. The stadium hosted five matches of that World Cup,…

Going to a Game at Napoli

GETTING THERE: The closest Metro stop is Campi Flegrei, reached from the center with Line 2, bound for Barra. You can also get to that station or the nearby Piazza Leopardi with regular train service from Napoli Centrale. Buses 151 or 152 from the center get you a little closer to the stadium. You can find directions to the stadium here on the…

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